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La Trobe University
University Handbook 2015

Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

Course code/s: SMCNP – Melbourne

The coursework degrees provide the specialist training for registration as a professional psychologist, for membership of the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC), and eligibility for specialist supervision leading to full membership of the relevant college. In keeping with the scientist–professional model of professional training, emphasis is placed on the application of research, which is based on developments in psychological knowledge. The Doctor of Psychology (Research) is a research degree with professional training in clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology.

Admission requirements

Master of Psychology applicants must normally have completed:

  • a three-year program in psychology accredited by the APAC attaining a B average or equivalent at least across all years
  • an APAC-accredited fourth-year program in psychology at an Honours grade of at least an upper H2A or equivalent.

Applicants for a Master of Psychology degree are ranked based on their academic and professional suitability for selecting candidates for interview. The interview is used as the final means of selecting candidates for entry into the programs. A quota may be imposed on enrolments, based on available supervision and facilities. Applications usually close at the end of October.

Course structure

Components of course Credit points (% in brackets)
Coursework 120 (50)
Practical placements 60 (25)
Research 60 (25)

** SCI5AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

First-year core subjects (120 credit points)

Teaching period Subject name Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Academic Integrity Module (online) ** SCI5AIM 0
TE-SEM-1 Counselling and Professional Issues PSY5COU 15
TE-SEM-1 Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychology PSY5NPM 15
TE-SEM-1 Psychological assessment PSY5PAX 15
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum A PSY5PNA 15
TE-SEM-2 Neurobiological and Clinical Disorders in Childhood PSY5NBC 15
TE-SEM-2 Psychopathology PSY5PPY 15
TE-SEM-2 Research Master A PSY5RMA 15
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum B PSY5PNB 15

Second-year core subjects (120 credit points)

Teaching period Subject name Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PSY5COG 15
TE-SEM-1 Neuropsychiatry and clinical psychopharmacology PSY5NPP 15
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum C PSY5PNC 15
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Research Masters B PSY5RMB 15
TE-SEM-2 Neuropsychological Recovery, Rehabilitation and Management PSY5NRM 15
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum D PSY5PND 15
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Research Masters C PSY5RMC 15
TE-SEM-1 or
TE-SEM-2
Research Masters D PSY5RMD 15